Modern & Post-War British Art (18-19) at Sotheby’s, London, June 18

Modern & Post-War British Art (18-19) at Sotheby’s, London, June 18

Modern & Post-War British Art (18-19) works will be auctioned at Sotheby’s; Sotheby’s Bookshop, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2RT, UK. The auction highlights include “A Cricket Match” by Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887 – 1976) that is signed and dated 1938. The oil on canvas work is estimated at 800,000 GBP — 1,200,000 GBP (1,046,880 USD - 1,570,320 USD).

Top lots of the sale include:

—Lot 22: Henry Moore (1898 – 1986): “Shelter Drawing: Seated Mother and Child.” Signed, pencil, wax crayon, colored crayon, watercolor, pastel, gouache, and pen and ink on paper, sheet: 36 by 28cm.; 14¼ by 11in.; image: 27.5 by 21.5cm.; 11 by 8¼in. Executed circa 1941. Estimate: 600,000 GBP — 800,000 GBP (785,160 USD - 1,046,880 USD)

—Lot 24: Ben Nicholson (1894 – 1982): “Still Life (Speckled) March 18 – 49.” Signed twice, titled, dated March 18 - 49 twice and inscribed on the artist’s backboard, oil and pencil on board on the artist’s painted backboard, in the artist’s painted wooden frame, framed: 43 by 44cm.; 17 by 17¼in. Estimate: 400,000 GBP — 600,000 GBP (523,440 USD - 785,160 USD)

—Lot 28: Patrick Heron (1920 – 1999): “May: 1956.” Signed, titled, dated May: 1956 and inscribed on the reverse, oil on board, 121 by 182.5cm; 47¾ by 72in. Estimate: 400,000 GBP — 600,000 GBP (523,440 USD - 785,160 USD)

— Lot 12: Euan Uglow (1932 – 2000): “Beautiful Girl Lying Down.” Oil on canvas, 61 by 93.5cm.; 24 by 37in. Executed in 1958-59. Estimate: 300,000 GBP — 500,000 GBP (392,580 USD - 654,300 USD)

—Lot 23: Henry Moore (1898 – 1986): “Small Maquette No 1 for Reclining Figure.” Signed and numbered 5/9, bronze, length (including integral bronze base): 24cm. 9½in. Conceived in 1950, the current work is number 5 from the edition of 9 plus 1 artist’s cast. Estimate: 250,000 GBP — 350,000 GBP (327,150 USD - 458,010 USD)

—Lot 11: Frank Auerbach (B.1931): “Head of Jym III.” Oil on canvas, 41 by 51cm.; 16¼ by 20in. Executed in 1982. Estimate: 200,000 GBP — 300,000 GBP (261,720 USD - 392,580 USD)

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